Posts Tagged With: Circle of Spring

Stampin’ Up! Mary Had a Little Easter Lamb for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop


Good morning, y’all – it’s Thursday and that means it’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop Day!  We’ve got a fun sketch challenge to work with today.

But first – I know you’re all dying for an update on Katy!  She came home today – shot out of the carrier like she’d been….well…shot out of the carrier.  I figured we wouldn’t see her again until May!  But, mere moments later, she came to the kitchen for a big drink of water and within about 30 minutes…..

Katy post-op

…I was graced with her sleepy self on my lap!  I am forgiven!! 🙂  She’s eating well – and I was even able to get her first dose of antibiotic in her.  Greenies Pill Pockets.  Who knew?  I never thought she’d like them empty, let alone stuffed with a giant pill!  But she mucked it right down.  So… one down.  Fingers crossed that she takes the bait 27 more times!

Anywho – on with the blog hop!  Here’s the sketch that we’re all going to be working with today – please take a little time when you’re done here to check out all the projects from my fellow Happy Stampers!


I decided to make a spring-y card in honor of the pretty weather we’ve been having.  I used the cute new Occasions stamp called Easter Lamb, and a sentiment from the Circle of Spring stamp set, from the Annual Catalog.  Take a look-see:

Easter Lamb Hello Spring 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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Stampin’ Up! You’ve Got This…..

So, yesterday’s share was quite bright and spring-y and featured a very busy little bee.  For today, I went a little more on the quiet and elegant side of things.  This was another submission for our “purple” challenge and I really love the combination of black, Sahara Sand and Rich Razzleberry.  To me, the combo really screams “elegant”.  Or, more likely, states it quietly and probably with an upper-end British Accent! 😉

I used the new You’ve Got This stamp set and took my inspiration from Freshly Made Sketches challenge #194.  Be sure to head over to check out their blog:

FMS 194 sketch

Very simple and clean, huh?  Well, I didn’t stray very far from the sketch.  Take a look-see:

For You FMS 194 Outside 1 watermarked

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Expressions Natural Elements Puttin’ on the Glitz!

A hundred years ago or so, when I was in California…or, wait.  Maybe it was only a couple of months!  Time sure does fly by, yes?  Anyway, while I was in CA, I made a cool little flower embellishment (check out my Tutorials page to see how to make your own customized fancy flower! ), that I fully intended to use on whatever card I was making at the time.  Only, I couldn’t make it work on it for anything.  So, I stuck the little flower into my little bag o’ scraps (perhaps I’ve mentioned that I have both Scots AND pack-rat-itis in my blood?!?) to save for another card.

Fast forward to today.  When I saw the Mojo Monday sketch from which this card share is derived – I saw “flower”.  And then I thought – hey!  I can use the little CA flower.  Here’s the sketch:

Celebrate sketch Mojo Monday 405

I was also still playing with the challenge from our upline to use the color purple in our projects for the week.  And, on Pinterest, I saw a card that paired Wisteria Wonder with the new Mint Macaron, and I’d loved that combo.  So I combined the three ideas (if you’re counting that’s the Mojo Monday sketch, the purple challenge, and the Pinterest idea) and came up with this card.  Take a look-see:

Celebrate Card Purple Challenge watermarked

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Farmer’s Market DSP Makes a Cool Country-Vibe Card!

One of the cool things about doing the catalog shares these past few weeks, was that it gave me the excuse to buy enough of each of the new items to ensure that I had a bit of a stash, too! 😉  I’m having a lot of fun playing with the new papers and trying out some of the new ribbons and embellishments as well.  Well, this week, my upline challenged us to make projects using the color purple.  I sorted thru all my new paper-toys, and stumbled onto the Farmer’s Market DSP.  While some of the designs are a bit head-scratchery (“How in the world do I incorporate artichokes and lettuce into a card?” Any ideas out there?!?), there are many that are really awesome.  I picked a few of those for today’s card (and got a purple challenge card in the bargain!).  Take a look-see:

For You Purple Challenge Outside 1 watermarked

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